February 11th, 2011
How to Repair Your Internet Connection

There are an infinite number of reasons as to why someone's Internet connection could stop working, but even with that in mind there are still a number of things we techies are "trained" to check first before banging our heads against the wall. I'm talking about things like releasing/renewing the IP address, flushing the DNS, and checking the Windows Firewall settings.

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February 10th, 2011
Add, Remove, and Modify Startup Programs

If you've ever had to troubleshoot an issue on someone else's computer you know how frightening it can be to look at the list of programs that start with their machine.

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February 9th, 2011
Count How Many Lines of Code You’ve Written

As a programmer there has probably come a time where you've wondered exactly how many lines of code you've actually written. I was actually wondering this the other day, and searched around for the best way to figure it out. That's when I stumbled across the free and portable FileStats app for Windows.

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February 8th, 2011
Free Time Tracking Software for Windows

If you are working on a lot of different projects the time management aspect can get difficult. What you need is an app to do the dirty work for you. Oh, look at that... Grindstone is a free Windows program that combines a task list with a time tracker.

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February 7th, 2011
WrapUp: How Much are You Saving with Green Hard Drives, Mozy Drops Unlimited Plan, and More

Welcome to the WrapUp by CyberNet. This is a collection of news stories, downloads, and tips that we have collected over the last few days, but never got around to writing about.

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February 4th, 2011
Hibernate or Standby Your Computer After Restart

I don't reboot my computer that often because it can be a bit inconvenient, and sometimes I go weeks without having restarted it. My reasoning is typically that I have too many apps open and don't feel like restarting them all, but other times it's because I'm on the way out the door and just throw my machine in standby so that it is ready for me when I go to use it again.

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February 3rd, 2011
Resize Photos for Digital Picture Frames

Digital picture frames are a great way to showcase your photo library, but some people think that they need enormous memory cards so that they don't have to constantly swap out images. The photos taken with a digital camera are often very high resolution, and can therefore limit how much you can fit onto a card.

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February 2nd, 2011
Tools for RegEx Beginners

We've posted all kinds of various regular expression builders (RegExr, Rejex, and ReguLazy) to help verify that the regex you're using will match the content it is running against. When you're just learning regular expressions those tools might be a little confusing, and so we thought we should offer up a couple free sites that should help out beginners.

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February 1st, 2011
How to Disable the Insert Key and Overtype Mode

One of the things that can be really annoying for me is when I'm writing something only to realize later on that I had pressed the Insert key enabling the overtype mode. In many applications this will cause you to overwrite text whenever you move the cursor into the middle of a block of text and continue typing.

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January 31st, 2011
WrapUp: SourceForge Resets 2 Million Passwords, Create Batch Files with a GUI, and More

Welcome to the WrapUp by CyberNet. This is a collection of news stories, downloads, and tips that we have collected over the last few days, but never got around to writing about.

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January 28th, 2011
Advanced Evernote Search Syntax

Evernote is one of my most used applications on all my machines and mobile devices because it has all of the data I access on a regular basis. One of the reasons why I love Evernote so much is because I can take a photo of a receipt or document, and their servers will perform character recognition (OCR) on it so that I can search the text it is able to find.

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January 27th, 2011
Stylebot Lets You Customize Any Site’s Appearance

Web developers are probably familiar with tools such as Firebug that make troubleshooting CSS styles a lot easier since the changes show up in realtime.

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January 26th, 2011
Monitor and Quit Adobe Flash on Mac

A lot of people have heard about the negative impact using Adobe Flash can have on your notebook computer, such as the MacBook Air. Apple even went as far as not including Flash when shipping new MacBook Air computers, and it's likely because of the battery implications it can have.

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January 25th, 2011
Add Google Calendar Events via Google Talk IM (Google Voice Required)

One of my favorite features in Google Calendar is the "quick add" capability which lets you create new events using a more natural language rather than filling out a form.

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January 24th, 2011
WrapUp: Netflix Spends More on Postage than Bandwidth, New Windows 7 Themes, and More

Welcome to the WrapUp by CyberNet. This is a collection of news stories, downloads, and tips that we have collected over the last few days, but never got around to writing about.

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January 21st, 2011
Add Folders to the Mac Menu Bar

I've always added some of my most used folders to the Mac OS X Dock, but at the same time my menu bar has remained fairly empty. I came across a pretty nice app called XMenu that will let you add up to 6 different icons to the menu bar, and each one represents a different folder on your machine.

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January 20th, 2011
Q10 is a Full Screen Writing Program

I'm not real big on full-screen writing applications, but I know quite a few people who use Q10 on a regular basis. This is considered to be a distraction-free way to write stories, articles, or just about anything that is text-based. It isn't a feature-packed app like Microsoft Word, but it includes a lot of the things that writers really want including spell check capabilities.

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January 19th, 2011
JottiQ Antivirus Scanner is the Shining Point of NANY 2011

Every year Donation Coder holds an event called "New Apps for the New Year" (NANY) where developers do some cramming in order to whip up small but useful apps.

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January 18th, 2011
Opera 11 Adds Extension Support

I've never been a big Opera user. I have tried it on several occasions over the years, dating way back to the time that you either had to pay for Opera or get the ad-supported version. Its lack of extension support has always been its Achilles' heel in my opinion. At long last, this issue was addressed when Opera 11 was released a few weeks ago.

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January 17th, 2011
WrapUp: Interactive Desktop Wallpapers, Best Android Manufacturers, and More

Welcome to the WrapUp by CyberNet. This is a collection of news stories, downloads, and tips that we have collected over the last few days, but never got around to writing about.

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